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Rachmaninov: Preludes, Etudes Tableaux / Sviatoslav Richter

Rachmaninoff / Richter
Release Date: 05/04/2010 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1072  
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Exposure to large numbers of recordings can inure the reviewer to amazing feats of pianism; but Richter's Rachmaninov compels one to reach again for all those superlatives devalued by casual over-use. The whirlwind E flat minor Etude is a miracle of articulation, and the hypnotic quality of the melancholy A minor, Op. 39 No. 2 is equally remarkable; both depend for their special impact on a particular facet of pianistic mastery, which is Richter's conjuring of meaning from the spaces between the notes as much as from the notes themselves. The clarity of Rachmaninov's swirling figurations, the sadness of his lyricism, the volcanic welling-up of' climaxes, all are enhanced by this spaciousness, and the depth of thought which has gone into the Read more interpretations makes them lodge in the memory as powerfully as they engage the ear at first hearing.

-- Gramophone [3/1989, reviewing the Etudes-Tableaux]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 9 in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
2.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 5 in D minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
3.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 6 in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
4.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 1 in C minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
5.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 2 in A minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
6.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 3 in F sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
7.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 4 in B minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
8.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 9 in D major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
9.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 7 in C minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
10.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 1 in F sharp minor, Largo by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
11.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 2 in B flat major, Maestoso by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
12.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 4 in D major, Andante cantabile by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
13.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 5 in G minor, Alla marcia by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
14.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 7 in C minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
15.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 8 in A flat major, Allegro vivace by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
16.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 1 in C major, Allegro vivace by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
17.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 2 in B flat minor, Allegretto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
18.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 6 in F minor, Allegro appassionato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
19.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 7 in F major, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
20.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 9 in A major, Allegro moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
21.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 10 in B minor, Lento by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
22.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 

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